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Wanton synonyms
wŏn'tən
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Costing or spending too much; wasteful
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  1. Costing or spending too much; wasteful
  2. Going beyond reasonable limits; excessive or unrestrained
  3. Too ornate or showy
Characterized by, arising from, or subject to caprice; impulsive or unpredictable:
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  1. Characterized by, arising from, or subject to caprice; impulsive or unpredictable:
  2. Subject to caprices; tending to change abruptly and without apparent reason; erratic; flighty
  3. Characterized by or resulting from caprice, inconsistency in feeling or purpose, a whim, or an unpredictable or impulsive behavior. See also arbitrary.
Careless; heedless
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  1. Careless; heedless
  2. Not regarding consequences; headlong and irresponsible; rash
  3. Acting or done with a lack of care or caution; careless or irresponsible.
Not held back for a particular person:
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  1. Not held back for a particular person:
  2. Not restricted or qualified; unlimited
  3. Not set aside for advance sale
(By extension) Not restricted.
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Not controlled by another country or political power; independent:
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  1. Not controlled by another country or political power; independent:
  2. Immoderate in giving or spending; liberal or lavish:
  3. (Chemistry & Physics) Unconstrained; unconfined:
Difficult or impossible to manage, control, or keep in order:
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  1. Difficult or impossible to manage, control, or keep in order:
  2. Insistent upon having one's own way; headstrong, willful, disobedient, etc.
  3. Deviating from what is desired, expected, or required, especially in being disobedient or in gratifying one's own inclinations:
Subject to sudden or frequent changes.
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  1. Subject to sudden or frequent changes.
  2. Varying in color or appearance when seen from different angles:
  3. Being such that alteration is possible:
Subject to sudden change; unpredictable
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  1. Subject to sudden change; unpredictable
  2. Full of or characterized by whimsy; quaintly, playfully, or gently humorous
  3. Playful or fanciful, especially in a humorous way:
Irregular; unsteady; characterized by fits.
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  1. Irregular; unsteady; characterized by fits.
  2. Characterized by irregular or intermittent activity, impulses, etc.; spasmodic; restless
(Biol.) Tending to deviate in some way from the type; aberrant
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  1. (Biol.) Tending to deviate in some way from the type; aberrant
  2. Apt or likely to change or vary; changeable, inconstant, fickle, fluctuating, etc.
  3. A factor or condition that is subject to change, especially one that is allowed to change in a scientific experiment to test a hypothesis.
Full of fancy; indulging in fancies; imaginative in a playful way; whimsical
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  1. Full of fancy; indulging in fancies; imaginative in a playful way; whimsical
  2. Imaginative or fantastic; unreal or imagined
  3. Showing fancy in construction or design; quaint; odd
Not remaining firm in mind or purpose
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  1. Not remaining firm in mind or purpose
  2. Not uniform in nature, value, etc.; irregular; variable
  3. Changing or varying, especially often and without discernible pattern or reason.
Changeable or unstable in affection, interest, loyalty, etc.; capricious
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  1. Changeable or unstable in affection, interest, loyalty, etc.; capricious
  2. Characterized by erratic changeableness or instability, especially with regard to affections or attachments; capricious.
  3. Quick to change one’s opinion or allegiance; insincere; not loyal or reliable.
Having no basis in law because of the lack of sound legal arguments, facts, etc. or not brought to court in good faith
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  1. Having no basis in law because of the lack of sound legal arguments, facts, etc. or not brought to court in good faith
  2. Of a claim or assertion in litigation, that it lacks merit or substance; often a pejorative term, implying bad faith or negligence by the pleading party. Of a claim or assertion in litigation, that it lacks merit or substance; often a pejorative term, implying bad faith or negligence by the pleading party.
  3. Inappropriately silly:
Moving capriciously from one idea, interest, etc. to another; fickle
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  1. Moving capriciously from one idea, interest, etc. to another; fickle
  2. Changing easily from liquid to vapor at normal temperatures and pressures. Essential oils used in perfumes are highly volatile.
  3. Tending to vary often or widely, as in price:
Full of or characterized by lust; lewd; lascivious
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  1. Full of or characterized by lust; lewd; lascivious
  2. Having or exhibiting lustful desires; lascivious.
Excited or driven by lust.
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  1. Excited or driven by lust.
  2. (Archaic) Lusty; vigorous
  3. Filled with or characterized by lust
Morally unrestrained, esp. in sexual activity; lascivious
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  1. Morally unrestrained, esp. in sexual activity; lascivious
  2. (Rare) Disregarding accepted rules and standards
  3. Lacking moral restraint, especially in sexual conduct.
Not provoked or prompted:
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  1. Not provoked or prompted:
  2. Happening without provocation or motivation
Contrary to justice or a sense of fairness:
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  1. Contrary to justice or a sense of fairness:
  2. Not fair, unjust.
  3. Not kind or considerate:
Showing no mercy; cruel and pitiless
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  1. Showing no mercy; cruel and pitiless
  2. Having no mercy; cruel.
  3. Without mercy; having, feeling, or showing no mercy; pitiless, cruel, implacable, etc.
Not having or showing good sense; stupid; foolish
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  1. Not having or showing good sense; stupid; foolish
  2. Having no real point or purpose; nonsensical; meaningless
  3. (Informal) Unconscious, usually as a result of physical trauma.
(Law) Done with malice.
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  1. (Law) Done with malice.
  2. Having, showing, or caused by malice; spiteful; intentionally mischievous or harmful
  3. Having the nature of or resulting from malice; deliberately harmful; spiteful:
Impossible to excuse, pardon, or justify:
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  1. Impossible to excuse, pardon, or justify:
  2. That cannot be justified, excused or pardoned
Being in violation of principles of justice or fairness; unfair:
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  1. Being in violation of principles of justice or fairness; unfair:
  2. (Obs.) Dishonest or unfaithful
  3. Acting in violation of such principles; unfair in one's dealings and actions:
Having a harmful influence:
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  1. Having a harmful influence:
  2. Wishing evil or harm to others; having or showing ill will; malicious
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